Professor Sergey Igumnov is a Head Research Fellow, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction (Moscow, Russian Federation) as well as Professor, Institute of Psychology, Belarusian State Pedagogical University (Minsk, Republic of Belarus). Previous Positions and Employment: 1990-1991, resident, Minsk State Medical Institute, Minsk, Belarus 1991-1995, psychiatrist, Republican Health Centre for Radiation Medicine, Minsk, Belarus 1995-2000, Assistant Professor, Psychotherapy & Medical Psychology Department of Belarusian State Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Belarus 2000-2001, Associate Professor, Psychotherapy & Medical Psychology Department of Belarusian State Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Belarus 2002-2004, Professor, Psychology Department, Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Minsk, Belarus 2004-2005, Head of Laboratory, Research Institute of Medical Expertise, Minsk, Belarus 2005-2009, Head of Department, Professor, Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus 2009-2012, Director and Leading Researcher, Scientific Institution (SI) "Republican Research and Practical Center for Mental Health", Minsk, Belarus 2013-2015, Professor, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus Since 2015: Head Specialist (Research Fellow), V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction, Moscow, Russian Federation. He was President of the Belarusian Association of Psychotherapists (2003-2015), President of the Belarusian Psychiatric Association (WPA Member) (2009-2013). Member of the European Psychiatric Association (since 2002). Member (International Fellow) of the American Psychiatric Association (since 2014). Member of the Governing Board, Belarusian Association of Psychotherapists, Belarusian Society of Psychologists, and All-Russia Professional Psychotherapeutic League.
Prof. Sergey Igumnov has a background in psychiatry, clinical psychology, and neurophysiology. For about 20 years, he has developed and applied methods and techniques that provide to access the prevalence rate of mental and behavioral disorders in persons exposed in utero to Chernobyl fallout in Belarus. He is currently involved in the study of intellectual, neurophysiological, and psychosocial assessments were performed at the ages 6-7, 10-12, 15-16, and 23 years (Igumnov S., Drozdovitch V. The psychological development, mental and behavioral disorders among children in Belarus exposed in utero following the Chernobyl accident. (2000) J. Eur Psychiatry, 15:244-253; Igumnov S., Drozdovitch V. Antenatal Exposure: Neuropsychiatric Aspects. Moscow, RADISSON, 2002.-208 p. (In Russian with English abstract); Igumnov S. The brain bioelectric activity of the Belarusian persons irradiated in utero as a result of Chernobyl accident (2009) Activities Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 51 (1-2), pp. 55-60). He has also researched the effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on child behavior and maternal adjustment as a part of a large, randomized international trial (Kramer, M.S., Fombonne, E., Igumnov, S., Vanilovich, I., Matush, L., Mironova, E., Bogdanovich, N., Tremblay, R.E., Chalmers, B., Zhang, X., Platt, R.W. Effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on child behavior and maternal adjustment: Evidence from a large, randomized trial (2008) Pediatrics, 121 (3), pp. 435-440) as well as the study of clinical and social functioning, quality of life, maladjustment of HIV-positive injection-drug consumers (Igumnov, S. Medico-social aspects of injecting drug use by patients with HIV infectionTraditions and Innovations in Psychiatry: WPA Regional Meeting Materials, 10-12 June 2010, St Petersburg, Russia. – St. Pbg.: The V.M. Bekhterev Inst., 2010. – P. 244-246); socio-psychological mechanisms of suicidal behavior of adolescents and young people in modern megapolises (on the example of cities of Minsk and St. Petersburg) (Igumnov, S. Socio-psychological mechanisms of suicidal behavior of adolescents and young people in big cities (2012) 20th European Congress of Psychiatry, 3-6 March 2012, Prague, the Czech Republic/ European Psychiatry.- Vol.27, Suppl.1, 2012.- P-42). In addition, Prof. S. Igumnov is experienced in other key aspects of the scientific administration of projects (e.g. staffing, human subjects research protections, budget), collaboration with other researchers from the European Union and Canada, and production of peer-reviewed publications from each project.